Javier Bardem to star in `The Dark Tower`?

Updated: Apr 08, 2011, 09:08 AM IST

London: Actor Javier Bardem is in talks to star in a movie trilogy and TV series based on author Stephen King`s horror book series ‘The Dark Tower’.

The ‘No Country For Old Men’ star is on the verge of signing on the dotted line with studio bosses at Universal Pictures for the project, which will be directed by Ron Howard.

According to Deadline.com, the Oscar-winning actor will play the role of gunslinger Roland Deschain, who embarks on a journey to find the Dark Tower in a bid to save the civilisation.

The deal will require Bardem to reprise the character for a limited TV series that is likely to air in between each film release, reports contactmusic.com.